HILLINGDON Carers, a charity providing information, advice and a range of health and wellbeing support services to unpaid carers, has been awarded a Level Two Quality Mark by the National Council for Voluntary Organisations.

It was assessed against 11 criteria and the group now holds the Trusted Charity Mark.

The panel of assessors made particular note of how the charity, part-funded by the council, works well with other organisations.

Hillingdon Carers leads a partnership of five charities, including the Alzheimer's Society, Hillingdon Mind, Carers Trust Thames and Harlington Hospice.

The partners even share staff, delivering many projects jointly with significant cost-saving.

  • Hillingdon Carers collected a £1,000 donation as part of the Vodafone Community Connection Awards after the store team in Uxbridge chose it as a deserving cause.